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WHO Chief Accused of Aiding Genocide in Ethiopia

The complaint was lodged at the International Criminal Court in the Hague

David Steinman, an American economist, and 2019 Nobel peace prize nominee, lodged a complaint against WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at the International Criminal Court in the Hague to be prosecuted for genocide committed in Ethiopia from 2013 to 2015.

BY RACHAEL BUNYAN | MAILONLINE

A Nobel peace prize nominee has accused the director-general of the World Health Organisation of allegedly aiding genocide in Ethiopia.

American economist David Steinman accused WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 55, of being a ‘crucial decision-maker’ who directed Ethiopia’s security forces actions from 2013 to 2015. Continue reading WHO Chief Accused of Aiding Genocide in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: US Lawmakers, Scholars, and Rights Groups Say Time for a Change in US Policy

The new U.S. Administration must listen to lawmakers who have kept tally of the regime’s excesses for the last 15 years and are seeking the construction of a more coherent US policy for Africa in general, and Ethiopia in particular.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM

Ethiopia is once again in deep crisis, threatening to implode under the weight of the regime’s diplomatic, economic, political and military corruption. After nationwide protests that lasted over a year, the regime imposed a draconian State of Emergency Declaration and imprisoned over 20,000 Ethiopians for protesting its rule, after hundreds were killed by its forces. Continue reading Ethiopia: US Lawmakers, Scholars, and Rights Groups Say Time for a Change in US Policy

South Sudan’s President Decries Global Isolation Over Ongoing Conflict

President Kiir narrowly dodges UN’s arms embargo and targeted sanctions last week.

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the global community for isolating his administration, claiming the young nation has been written off.

“I know that many in the world community have written us off and there are many out there who believe that the situation in South Sudan will never get any better. We have a simple message for them, South Sudan shall rise once again and it shall be triumphant against all the odds”, he said in a Christmas message to the nation. Continue reading South Sudan’s President Decries Global Isolation Over Ongoing Conflict

Outrage after UN Blocks South Sudan Arms Embargo

Resolution’s backers slam Security Council’s move as a failure to help curb conflict amid fears of potential genocide.

Resolution proponents argued cutting off the arms flow was urgently needed following warnings of a risk of mass atrocities.

By Al Jazeera,

The UN Security Council rejected a US-drafted resolution on imposing an arms embargo and more sanctions on South Sudan in a setback to proponents who said the measure could help mitigate a four-year-long conflict that some UN officials warned could escalate into a genocide.

The measure garnered only seven votes in favour in the 15-member council on Friday, while eight countries including Russia, China and Japan abstained. Nine votes and no veto are required for resolutions to be adopted in the council. Continue reading Outrage after UN Blocks South Sudan Arms Embargo

UN Security Council Rejects Arms Embargo on South Sudan

Security Council has defeated a U.S. sponsored resolution that would have imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan

The United States has failed to sail through a resolution at the UN Security Council seeking to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against key figures in the conflict.

By TesfaNews,

The UN Security Council failed on Friday to adopt a US – drafted resolution to impose an arms embargo and further sanctions on South Sudan despite warnings by UN officials of a possible genocide in the world’s newest state.

Seven council members voted Friday in favor of the resolution and eight abstained. To be adopted by the UN’s most powerful body a resolution needs nine “yes” votes and no veto by a permanent member. Continue reading UN Security Council Rejects Arms Embargo on South Sudan

Security Council Grants Mandate Extension of UNMISS, Considers Possible Sanctions

Arms Embargo Warnings, Punitive Actions Counterproductive to Peace Process, Permanent Representative Stresses

“UN Security Council’s unanimous renewal of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) sends strong signal of urgent need to protect terrified civilians.” – US Ambassador to the UN.

By United Nations,

Expressing deep concern at the security situation in South Sudan and the possibility of an outright ethnic war, the Security Council this afternoon extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to 15 December 2017, strengthening its mandate with additional powers to protect civilians while expressing its intention to consider sanctions against those whose actions undermined peace, stability and security in the country.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2327 (2016), the Council reiterated its increasingly grave alarm and concern regarding the political, security, economic and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan resulting from a political dispute within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and subsequent violence caused by the country’s political and military leaders. Continue reading Security Council Grants Mandate Extension of UNMISS, Considers Possible Sanctions